Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Alexa will tell you when it has done its homework

Alexa's new Answer Update lets Alexa get back to you when she's stumped
Emmett Howard | 09 August, 2018, 07:16

"The Alexa service is getting smarter every day, and Answer Updates is just another way we're continuing to expand Alexa's Knowledge Graph", an Amazon spokesperson told the site. But now, the virtual assistant can remember questions it can't answer, and get back to you later if it finds an appropriate response. The notification will come on the device if you've enabled the feature, according to TechCrunch.

This is an optional feature that is not enabled by default. The new feature in Amazon Alexa will notify users when the voice assistant learns the answer to questions it didn't previously know.

This update means there'll be a new answer to questions, with the speaker now fobbing you off by saying it'll notify you should it ever work out the answer.

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As spotted by Voicebox, Amazon is rolling out a feature called Answer Update on Alexa devices over the next week. I was able to opt in to the feature with an Amazon Echo Spot here at the office by asking Alexa to "turn on Answer Update". The feature allows Alexa to notify you when she finally has the answer to a question that she couldn't answer at first blush.

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